Sunday, October 30, 2011

Christmas Doll Amigurumi: Spread Christmas Cheer Yearround

Our Christmas holiday dolls are here! These adorable dolls can be personalized for Christmas or Hanukkah (Kwanzaa available by special request). This Christmas cutie is perfect as a gift, decoration, or both! I'm now taking preorders until November 6. If you order your doll now, she's $20 shipped (reg $25 plus $5-10 s/h). You'll also be entered into a drawing for a free penguin ball amigurumi ($7 value, plus s/h).

Dolls will begin shipping on December 1, & will available for a short time only! To order yours, email us at

To be entered in the drawing, payment must be received by Nov 6. All dolls paid in full will be shipped on December 1, guaranteed barring any extenuating circumstances. Dolls paid after Nov 6 will be shipped by Dec 15. Winner of the penguin will be drawn on Nov 7 & announced on this website. Drawing open to all, US & international.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


I'll be at the Broken Loaf Food Pantry Autumn Boutique at First United Methodist Church of Lakewood (4300 Bellflower Blvd, Lakewood CA). I'll have a few amigurumi for sale, & anyone who orders theirs today gets FREE shipping & a FREE mini knit stocking!

Come visit us!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Need your votes to win a headshot!

So I did something a bit odd for me. I entered a headshot contest. Yep! But this one's different. I'm in a contest to WIN a headshot!

Why enter you may ask? My charity craft business,, is growing by leaps and bounds. That means, more orders, more exposure, and most importantly more charity work. I think having a professional headshot would definitely be a good thing.

So PLEASE, take a minute and vote for me at I used this picture, and I'm the 4th photo. You have to leave a comment for your vote to count.

Thank you so much!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Win This Adorable Pumpkin Amigurumi!

I'm running my FIRST giveaway with RaffleCopter! I'm pretty excited.

To celebrate, I'm giving away this adorable Pumpkin Crochet Amigurumi. This would make an adorable decoration for Thanksgiving! Contest runs from NOW until Friday, October 28. (No purchase necessary!)

There are many ways to enter, so check out the widget below. I'll be running quite a few more giveaways and specials for customers and newsletter subscribers, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter at

Good luck to all of you!

Friday, October 14, 2011

We Are Now On Flickr

Brianne's Basics now has a Flickr account! I'll be uploading pictures there of works in progress & completed amigurumi. Enjoy!
If the slideshow doesn't appear, you can find us at

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Emmys Gifting Suite #3: Celebs Galore!

One of the perks of working the Gifting Suites is meeting the celebrities! It always fun to meet the actors behind some of your favorite characters.

You can see all of the celebrity photos at

Emmys Gifting Suite #2: Mini Sue

For the Emmys event, I made a Sue Sylvester amigurumi, & BOY was she a hit! Lots of celebs commented on her, before even knowing it was mine. Loretta Devine (the Chief's wife on Grey's Anatomy) was so impressed because she's a crocheter herself. She said "this is amazing work! I can never get MY stitches that perfect!" LOL Dot Marie Jones (Coach Beiste from Glee) loved it so much that she bought it, & is taking it to the set! Catherine O'Hara said she wanted to pose with "my friend, Jane Lynch" & hugged it. It was awesome to get so much amazing feedback.

Emmys Gifting Suite Part 1: Our Members!

Every time I do an event, I'm blown away by the talent, creativity, & dedication of my fellow members of The IndiExhibit. Every event, the members outdo themselves.

Here's just a sampling of the FABULOUS items that were in the celebrity & press bags. You can find links to all their sites on my IndiExhibit Emmy Participants page. You can also find out more about the IndiExhibit at & our brand spanking new blog

Knit Mini Christmas Stockings

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas... handmade knit stockings, 4 1/2 in tall, perfect gift for coworkers & friends! These stockings have been one of my bestsellers for many years. Each one is $3 + shipping, 2 for $5, or 4 for $10! FREE Gift Wrapping available!

Two Peas In A Pod Crochet Amigurumi

Do people tell you that you & your significant other are two peas in a pod? Or how about you & your best friend? Give this gift to that special someone to remind them how very special they are to you. These adorable peas can be personalized with bows, top hats, hearts, flowers, anything. These peas are also a perfect & unique wedding gift, just add a top hat & wedding veil.

Vampire's Kiss Crochet Choker

Are you dressing up as your favorite vampire this Halloween? Are you counting down the days til Twilight: Breaking Dawn is released? Take your vampire obsession to a whole new & cute level with this handmade Vampire's Kiss crochet choker. Perfect for costumes & fanatics alike!

"Mooo" Says The Baby (Crochet) Cow!

This adorable baby cow is a great addition for a kid's room, your country kitchen, or even your adorable cow collection!

Email me to order yours today!

Halloween Candy Corn! For Your Little Monster

Just in time for Halloween, Candy Corn Amigurumi! These adorable amigurumi can be personalized any way you want: plain, with a face, boy, girl, even a vampire! Order by October 15 to ensure Halloween delivery! These are a perfect gift & addition to your home decorations.

To order yours, email me at

Pet Crochet Amigurumi: Personalized For You! Cats, Dogs, & More!

Starting a couple of months ago, I started getting special requests: amigurumi honoring their pets! I've discovered I very much enjoyed making those ones, even more than usual! Each one was one of a kind & more than that, they were personal. In some odd way, it became emotional for me, to create these beautiful amigurumi to honor someone's family member. I worked with each customer on the right shading & markings.

If you have a beloved pet that you'd like to immortalize, email me at Each personalized amigurumi comes with a locket as well. Together we can create a one of a kind amigurumi to honor your beloved family member.

NEW & Improved Newsletter! You Could Win A Free Amigurumi has gone high tech! We've started a new & improved newsletter!

Our newsletter will be sent out 2-4 times per month, & include features, events, giveaways, coupons, ideas, & so much more!

Our first giveaway will be for subscribers. I'll be choosing the winner on October 15 from the list of newsletter subscribers. Every month, I'll be giving a little something away to my newsletter subscribers.

So make sure you go to & subscribe! Only 2 days left :-) Thanks for your support & good luck!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Swoop's World Radio Interview

On October 5, I had the complete honor of being a guest on Swoop's World, an online radio show based out of Long Beach. These guys have been such amazing supporters and fans of my work, and this was my second appearance on the show. Once again, I had a great time. We chatted about Brianne's Basics, The IndiExhibit, my charity work, and even Glee!

You can listen to the archived broadcast here!

And watch the video below!
If the video doesn't work, go to to watch the video :-)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Listen To Me On Swoop's World 10/5

This Wednesday, October 5, I will a guest on Swoop's World (, an awesome Long Beach based radio show! You can listen online, chat, or call in!

I'll be discussing my charity craft businesses Brianne's Basics (, my involvement with The IndiExhibit (, & my charity work!

The show will be on at 8pm PST/ 11pm EST.

They broadcast on multiple stations and there are several ways to listen live to the show. is the direct link to our listen live page on our website. This player has the best sound quality. and are two places to watch us when we are using our live video stream.

Swoop's World is broadcast live and then the show will be archived online and available for download from iTunes.

The show will be archived on their site,, iTunes, and various podcast directories.

Our show also streams live on the iPhone using the Talk Stream Live iPhone app or the app , which works with all smartphones, and Norbex Radio Companion app for Android or BlackBerry

Some apps list by station name while others list show name. If you're using the Norbex or Yourmuze apps we are listed as TalkStory Radio Network. On The Talk Stream Live app we are listed as Swoop's World.

All episodes can be downloaded from iTunes free of charge

PS. Be sure to like their Facebook page and friend them too

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